London Mark Annual Meeting Thursday 14th July 2016 (Click to open)

This will be a really exciting meeting with the Installation of a new DPGM W. Bro. Thomas Quinn, two new APGMs W. Bro. Clifford Sturt and W. Bro. Timothy MacAndrews plus the appointment and promotion of many very deserving Provincial Grand Officers.

The meeting starts off at 2pm in Freemasons Hall with a fanfare of music and welcomes all Distinguished Brethren. This will be followed with rapturous applause by a Delegation of Nonagenarian Brethren, the Worshipful Masters of all the London Mark Lodges, the Worshipful Commanders of all the London Royal Ark Mariner Lodges and finally the Newly Advanced London Mark Master Masons, the Newly Advanced Brothers present will all receive a special lapel pin to mark the occasion.

Our very own Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother David Ashbolt will preside and during his address will update us all on what has happened over the previous 12 months and what exciting plans he has for the next 12 months within the Mark Province of London.

The PGM is looking forward to seeing very many old and new friends and is hoping for a bumper turn out.

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London Mark Golf Day 7th September 2016 Chobham Golf Course

The sun is starting to shine and the ground drying out. Before you book your summer golfing trips make sure you keep the Wednesday 7th September 2016 clear. Of course it is the big golf day of the year, yes it is the Annual London Mark Golf Day.

By popular request it will again be held at Chobham Golf Club, Knaphill, Surrey..

We hope that you have already taken up your free round at Chobham, or are you saving it for a practice round nearer the date? After last year’s deluge we have no defending Champions although I think Onslow will refute that.

The format will be our tried and tested one, Teams of Four, Full Handicap and best three scores to count. There will be Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin, Team and Individual Prizes.
Cost:- £50 per player To include

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PGM Writes April 2016 (Click here to open)

Brethren hopefully you are now looking forward to Spring and the continuance of your Mark Masonry.

I do hope that as many of you as possible will be able to support the Grand Masters Lodges of Instruction Festival on the 29th April in the Grand Temple at Freemasons Hall. This really is an honour for myself as President of the year and the Province to be able to host this and I doubt it will come our way for many years to come. I have had a few hundred of our Brethren tell me that they will support it, but there will be lots of room for more if you can make it.
All of the details are on the website. All bookings should be made to the Festival Secretary, Michael Guile, if you do book I would be grateful if you could email me personally and let me know whether you are dining or not as I am trying to keep a record of all London Attendees. (vandavid474@btinternet.com)

Having now supplied 6 mini buses for the RMBI Homes we have reached a point where there the RMBI do not need any more at the moment. It was our intention to close the appeal but as so many Lodges have indicated they would like to continue contributing to the Appeal so that they can achieve the various levels of patronage we have decided to leave the Appeal running for the time being We have only been able to do this because of the kind generosity of W.Bro. Charlie Newman AGSwdB who has indicated he will carry on supplying the Axes as long as our Lodges keep qualifying for them. Interestingly no less than 11 of our Lodges have since the new guidelines were introduced, have reached the Platinum level (THE AXE) which means that over half of our Lodges 50 in total now have that honour.

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A Glimpse into The World of James Bond, 007 on Saturday 29th October 2016

A Glimpse into The World of James Bond, 007

He’s everybody’s favourite Secret Agent. James Bond, 007, Licensed to Kill. Created by Ian Fleming and perpetuated in the world of film, and in our hearts, by some of the biggest Box Office names in the World.

We are offering you the opportunity to learn a little bit more about James Bond on Saturday 29th October at Mark Masons Hall, 86, St James’ Street, London when Attilio Grandani will again be hosting a Lecture/Dinner evening. The tickets are already on sale at only £48.00 each, and will be strictly limited. A great night out for Wives, Partners and Girlfriends to enjoy in a great venue with excellent food.

Bring along Family and Friends and have a great evening out whilst helping very worthwhile Charities.

We all look forward to seeing you.

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The New 500 Club has prizes up to the value of £1,000.00 while supporting London charities (Click here)

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN £1000 THIS YEAR – IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

We are pleased to announce the revitalisation of the 500 Club. This scheme offers us the chance to participate in the furtherance of the Provincial Charities and at the same time provides the opportunity of winning substantial monetary prizes as well.

Regalia Exchange (Click here to open)

"PROMOTIONS"

Have you been promoted in Mark Provincial Grand Rank or been appointed to Mark Grand Rank ?

Do you have un-needed Mark Provincial or Grand Rank regalia in a drawer or cupboard at home?

W. Bro. MC Black organises a Regalia Exchange which puts Brethren who wish to buy regalia for their new rank in touch with Brethren who wish to sell.

There's no charge for the service; the only cost to both buyers and sellers is that of one or two stamps.

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Invitation to Provincial Grand Officers to attend delegations 2016

As I am sure you are aware, the Province of London operates a system of Official Visits to nearly all of its Mark Lodges once every year – headed by a member of the Executive as the “Official Visitor”. Each Official Visitor to a Lodge is supported by a Delegation of Provincial Grand Officers drawn from Lodges in the Province other than the host Lodge. Attendance in a Delegation is open to all Grand Officers of the Province irrespective of their year of appointment. You are therefore cordially invited to apply for a place on any of the visits detailed on the schedule of Official Visits which can be found on the Provincial Website.

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Support Group for London Mark Lodges (Click here for full article)

I am pleased to advise that as part of its continuing and evolving support for the Province, the London Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge (LMPGSL) earlier this year established, from within its members, a support group which can offer assistance to London Lodges in two ways:-

(1) Advancement Ceremony Support for Individual Offices

To provide support to London Mark Lodges by fielding Officers in Advancement Ceremonies, where a Lodge has a candidate but not a full complement of Officers to work the Mark Degree.

(2) Regular Lodge Meeting- Demonstration of Advancement Ceremony

To Demonstrate the Advancement Ceremony to a London Lodge, either when it has no Candidate or when a Lodge requires an element of instruction to be provided for inexperienced Members. It is expected that when members of LMPGSL are called upon to deliver a Demonstration, the Lodge will endeavour to structure and promote the evening as a special event. A good turnout of its members will be expected, especially inexperienced Officers as the Demonstration should not simply be regarded as a "fill in" when there is no Candidate or for "entertainment" purposes. Rather it should be seized upon as an opportunity for instruction and the communication of best practice.

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Roll of Honour. Minibus Appeal has changed to the Mobile Chemotherapy Bus Appeal (Click here for full article)

The minibus appeal has supplied 6 mini buses for RMBI Homes and no more are needed. As so many Lodges have indicated that they would like the appeal to continue to give them the chance of reaching the Platinum level and receiving an Axe, it has been decided to let the Appeal continue for the time being.

A very big thank you to all those who have supported the appeal by purchasing a tie-slide.

Check out the attached Roll of Honour and see if your name is there.

Check out the Lodge Roll of Honour and see the Lodges that have attained awards.

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